Any advice on what brand/type of mower to start out with. I will be focusing on doing only residential work this summer. I expect most of my yards to be 1/2 to 2 acres. My concern is what size mower to start out with. I'm leaning towards a 36" Ferris. The difference in price between the 36" and the 48" is not much, so i'm wondering if going with the 36" is selling myself short. My major reason for going with the 36" is the possible obstacle of getting through gates and such. In your opinion, will the increased productivity of a 48" outweigh the versatility of a 36"? Any other advice would be greatly appreciated on brand of mower or the like. Thanks a lot, this forum is great!